NEW CONSTRUCTION INFO!!
"My builder is supplying an Inspector for my walk through"
Some builders include a Home Inspection for the new home buyer as part of the 'walk through'.
Beware....! These inspections are nothing more than an 'orientation walk through' the new home by a company with the words "inspection" in their name. Their mandate is to point out the various features of your new home as opposed to our Inspection which address all aspects of the home's construction and finish.
If you want your own independent Inspection, some of these builders will make it as difficult as possible for you by-pass their people.
It's your money, its your house,
a reputable builder should have no concerns about having his work inspected!
My builder will not allow a Home Inspection
This should raise a red flag.
Why would a reputable builder refuse to allow an Inspection of his work?
Does he know something about the house that you don't?
You should do everything in your power to have the house Inspected before the closing. If the builder blocks all your efforts to have a pre closing independent Home Inspection you can alternatively conduct a Home Inspection after you purchase the property within the six month or one year repair/ warranty period. This is not an ideal or recommended approach however it can be a beneficial solution where a difficult builder is involved.